Previously, when I would begin a program or play music on my AppleTV 4th gen, I’d just triple-click the HOME button or ask SIRI to turn off voice so it wouldn’t interrupt during playback. Since upgrading to tvOS16, doing so turns voiceover off, only to have it instantly turn back on. This makes watching streaming services impossible.
This is also happening to me as well... I often turn voiceover off when I'm streaming, and it's doing the same thing. It's quite annoying, and makes streaming shows on certain apps virtually impossible. Come on apple, quit breaking your software. :(
Clearly a OS bug.
I’ve tried turning voiceover off in the accessibility menu and even resetting my AppleTV. Voiceover just turns back on automatically and won’t turn off. I hope it’s fixed in 16.1, because right now, all I’ve got is a $300 paperweight.
It seems that enhanced and premium voices are the problem. If you switch to a basic voice, you can turn VO on and off. Weird bug but it’s a fix until Apple sort out the issue.
Thanks for the premium voice tip. I'll give it a try.
Anyone else notice that, when streaming music, if lyrics are shown, VO reads them all? No option to kill it. this is where I discovered I can't turn VO off.
try muting using the TV remote
Try to mute using the apple TV remote. It won't work.
My husband and I have both…
My husband and I have both had this issue. Here is a video of it.